- The Cohiba brand, celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2016, will be the strongest player of this event
- Recent releases of the year from brands such as Hoyo de Monterrey, Cuaba or H. Upmann, among others, will also be announced
- The Habanos Festival expects to host more than 1,500 attendees from over 50 countries
HAVANA, Feb. 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Havana will host the XVIII edition of the Habanos Festival, from February 29 to March 4, and present the most important launches for 2016. This year, Cohiba, the most exclusive Habanos brand, will play a special role because of its 50th Anniversary. The Hoyo de Monterrey brand will also have a significant presence with the presentation of Reserva Cosecha 2012. The Cuaba brand, celebrating its 20th Anniversary, will be launching an exclusive special edition for La Casa del Habano and the H. Upmann brand will introduce a significant addition to its regular line.
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For five days, the guests attending the XVIII Habanos Festival will enjoy a full agenda focused on the world's best tobacco. The Festival will begin with the Trade Fair, on February 29, that will attract over 1,500 attendants from more than 50 countries. The Welcome Evening, at the Old Tobacco and Wood Warehouse, will feature the presentation of Hoyo de Monterrey Reserva Reserva 2012.
Also, the International Seminar, meeting point for Habanos and exclusive gastronomic products, will include the Alliance between Habanos and the rum Havana Club, the Habanosommelier International Competition and the competition for the longest ash.
The visits to the plantations in Vuelta Abajo* (Pinar del Río) and to the factory El Laguito, home of the Cohiba brand, as well as the Tribute-Night to the Habanos Cigar Roller will be some of the special moments.
The closing of the Festival with the Gala Evening will be a tribute to the Cohiba brand in its 50th Anniversary, and will include the Habanos Awards and the traditional Humidor's Auction, which will feature major developments and the proceeds will go entirely to the Cuban Public Health system.
*(P.A.O) Protected Apellations of Origin
Corporación Habanos, S.A.
Corporación Habanos, S.A. is a world leader in the commercialisation of "Premium" cigars both in Cuba and across the world. It has a network of exclusive distributors in five continents and more than 150 countries. To find out more, visit http://www.habanos.com
Habanos, S.A. commercialises 27 Premium brands, all Totalmente a Mano (Totally hand made) and covered by the Protected Appellations of Origin (P.A.O.), which include Cohiba, Montecristo, Romeo y Julieta, Partagás, Hoyo de Monterrey and H. Upmann, and many more. Habanos are unique, Totalmente a Mano (Totally hand made) for more than 200 years, and have become a world reference.
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